How to Make Felt Food

How to Make Felt Food - a simple tutorial on how to make felt food for imaginary play. Tutorial includes cookies and bow-tie pasta. Super simple and a great way to use up felt scraps! @ littlegirldesigns.com

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Have you seen the cute felt food you can buy for imaginary play these days? I’ve been wanting to buy my daughter something like this for a while but the price always holds me back. Okay, the sheer volume of tiny elements that can be easily lost also holds me back. I know that, in reality, there are just a few things that would be a huge hit around here, namely anything that would be tea party or picnic-related.

At this particular moment in our lives, the Mo Willems’ book, The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? is a huge hit, so one day during nap time I decided to try to make some cookies to go along as props for the story. I soon realized this project is so ridiculously easy, I had to make another cookie (this time, frosted with sprinkles), some bow-tie pasta with spinach and tomatoes, and a tea bag for our tea parties.

This whole process took less than 30 minutes which made it pretty much the perfect nap time craft.

How to Make Felt Food {Tea Party & Picnic Edition}

You will need:

One piece of tan felt (enough for three to six circles)
One piece of white felt
A small square of bright pink felt
A small square of purple felt
A small square of green felt
A small square of red felt
Embroidery floss in brown, pink, purple, and tan
Embroidery needle
Scissors
Craft glue

For the cookies:

Cut the tan felt into circles. Satin stitch “chocolate chips” onto the felt using the brown embroidery floss. For each chip, I used 3 stitches. If you’re adding the walnuts like in the book, stitch those on using tan floss.

For the frosted cookie, cut a tan circle out for the cookie and cut a slightly smaller circle out of white felt for the frosting. Glue the white circle onto the tan piece. Stitch sprinkles onto the cookie.

You can leave the cookies as is or cut out matching tan circles for the backs of the cookies and attach them to the front with craft glue. Use the glue sparingly as it will show through the felt a little bit.

How to Make Felt Food - a simple tutorial on how to make felt food for imaginary play. Tutorial includes cookies and bow-tie pasta. Super simple and a great way to use up felt scraps!

For the tea bag, cut a large square out of both the pink and the purple felt. Cut a small square out of the pink and the purple felt. Stitch a tiny “x” onto one of the larger squares and then use the other end of the embroidery floss to stitch an “x” onto one of the smaller squares. You want the floss to mimic the string for a tea bag. Glue the matching squares onto the backs of the tea bag.

How to Make Felt Food - a simple tutorial on how to make felt food for imaginary play. Tutorial includes cookies and bow-tie pasta. Super simple and a great way to use up felt scraps! @ littlegirldesigns.com

For the pasta salad, cut several tan pieces of felt into small rectangles. Cut the edges into triangles as shown in the picture below. Thread the embroidery needle with tan floss. Fold and pinch the felt into an accordion shape and stitch the back closed.

How to Make Felt Food - a simple tutorial on how to make felt food for imaginary play. Tutorial includes cookies and bow-tie pasta. Super simple and a great way to use up felt scraps!

Cut a couple of spinach leaves out of the green felt and a few circles out of the red felt for the tomatoes.

How to Make Felt Food - a simple tutorial on how to make felt food for imaginary play. Tutorial includes cookies and bow-tie pasta. Super simple and a great way to use up felt scraps!

When my daughter woke up from her nap, she was surprised to see all of these fun foods to play with. We immediately pulled out the Strawberry Shortcake picnic blanket, sat down, and enjoyed some well-deserved cookies. Or at least we pretended to.

Have you ever made felt food?

Hope you have a lovely {and creative} day!

4 thoughts on “How to Make Felt Food

  1. How cute! We’ve made felt pie crust for a pom pom “pumpkin” and “cherry” pie… love the felt foods!

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